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Posted on: Fri, 07/27/2001 - 10:14pm
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I have found a great site for allergy free products - [url="http://www.coolfruits.com."]www.coolfruits.com.[/url] They have fruit snacks, freeze pops and pumpkin seeds.
NO CROSS CONTAINATION!!!
1-800-431-4018

Posted on: Mon, 07/30/2001 - 12:29am
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Just went to that website and have concerns.
Firstly, the PUMPKORN and most other items contain the infamous natural flavors without any details.
Secondly, one if the Pumpkorn flavors is mesquite, which I understand from the posts on this website is a LEGUME.
Thirdly, the freezer pops also list natural flavors and vegetable gum which could be locust bean gum (a legume) or several other kinds of legume-derived gums.
These products don't look very safe to me.

Posted on: Mon, 07/30/2001 - 2:29am
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I phoned them last week and they told me their pops were safe for my PA/TNA son. He ate them all weekend long without any problems.

Posted on: Mon, 07/30/2001 - 3:38am
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We have enjoyed several boxes of the pops without any trouble. An added benefit, from my perspective, is that the frozen pops work nicely to keep our Epi bag cool! We use an insulated Fisher Price lunch bag with a strip of three or four of the pops front and back -- a foil pack of wet wipes between the frozen pops and Epis. Still the potential to overheat them from the top, if the bag is in direct sun, but otherwise it works really well for us. We just throw them back in the freezer when we get home. I'm sure this probably doesn't do too much for their quality as a foodstuff, but they usually get eaten before they've been used as insulators more than once or twice...
Jamieb, certainly call and check and make sure that you feel comfortable before buying/eating *anything* you have questions about. I rely heavily on this board for general ideas and product suggestions, but I always contact manufacturers myself, just to be sure that I am comfortable with their answers relative to my son's particular situation. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 08/03/2001 - 8:29am
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We just received our shipment yesterday. They are really delicious and much better for the kids than the super sugary ice pops. I can understand the concern about the vegetable gum, but that has never posed a problem for us (yet). I hope it never does!

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2001 - 9:24pm
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These are really good. We've been eating them a lot over the past two weeks as well as lots of peaches, nectarines, and plums since they're in season. A word of caution, though. My kids may be getting too many fruit and fruit pops because both one PA and non-PA child have developed canker sores in the same place in their mouth. My husband and I get them too when we eat a lot of fruit, particularly plums.

Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2001 - 11:01am
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This is the second summer my daughter has been eating cool fruits freezer pops and has no problems with them. She loves them and actually prefers them over the flavor-ice freezer pops which I also buy for her. The cool fruits have the added advantage of being made with real fruit juice instead of corn syrup and sugar like the flavor-ice pops. The cool fruits company also told me they make Ahlaska coco and chocolate syrup which is also peanut/nut free. I haven't tried those yet.

Posted on: Thu, 08/16/2001 - 1:50am
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I buy the Ah Laska syrup for my PA/TNA son - it makes awesome chocolate milk.
[This message has been edited by Heather (edited August 16, 2001).]

Posted on: Thu, 08/16/2001 - 5:07am
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Today I bought some of the Skinny Chips corn chips by Cool Fruits. Has anyone tried those?

Posted on: Sat, 08/25/2001 - 3:02pm
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After visiting the Cool Fruits website I ordered a case of their popsicles for Logan. They claim to be peanut and corn free among other things. I felt very comfortable with this company after what I read here and what I saw on their website.
Well, a couple of days later I received the shipment of popsicles. Along with my case of those, they sent me a ton of free samples including 2 full sized packages of peanut butter sandwich cookies!!!
I don't blame them for sending me the cookies - actually it was rather nice of them - since they had no clue about our PA. I also believe their pops are safe for Logan, but I was still so shocked to see those pb cookies!
Chris, is there any way we can have this company removed from the peanut-free business section since they are obviously not peanut-free??
Rebekah

Posted on: Mon, 08/27/2001 - 11:16pm
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Rebekah...Have you contacted them about this? Perhaps that pb cookie was not manufactured in their facility. I would love to get to the bottom of this.
Was it a Frookie brand cookie? I see from the web site the guy that started the Frookie Cookie Co. also started Cool Fruits.
[This message has been edited by Heather (edited August 28, 2001).]

Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2001 - 12:07am
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Here's the e-mail I just got from them:
Dear Heather:
I understand your confusion. The cookies are samples that we give to our
new customers - the kind of sample will vary - it depends what we have on
hand. The cookies are manufactured by a completely seperate company than
Cool Fruits. The name of the cookie manufacturer is Frookie/Delicious.
They are not manufactured at the same location as the freeze pops. Please
understand, we are a distributor that carrys more than one manufacturer's
product line. Hope this clears up the confusion.
Thank you for your business!

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2001 - 1:03pm
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Heather,
No, I felt no need to contact the company. I am sure their pops are safe and manufactured in a PA/TNA safe facility. However, if they mail out PB cookies in the box with their pops I consider them a company that makes a safe product, but not a pn free business.
Yes, the cookies were called Frookwiches or something like that.
Thanks for e-mailing them and clearing up this matter!
Rebekah

Posted on: Wed, 09/26/2001 - 9:38am
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Someone asked about the Skinny's. They are very good. However, when they first came out, they were manufactured in Florida. I had called there since they did not have a website. I was assured that there was no gluten (wheat, oats, barley, rye), soy, dairy, or peanuts/nuts and no risk of cross contamination. Well, my toddler broke out and I couldn't figure out why. I stopped giving him the Skinny's. After a while, I gave him the Skinny's again. He broke out.
Just recently, I found out that Cool Fruits has been bought out by Nspired Natural Foods and they moved everything from Florida to California. Nspired has a website and on their website, they state that Skinny has a cross contamination issue with gluten!
So, I wrote to Nspire and explained that I had called Cool Fruits about Skinny's original corn chips and what I had been told and how irresponsible it was of them to have their customer service representatives to say one thing and then post conflicting information. I also told them that they were doing a disservice to the allergy community by not printing allergy information or cross contamination issue labels on their products.
They immediately responded and apologized profusely. But ready for this? Their website is incorrect. There is no gluten cross contamination but soy and dairy cross contamination with the Skinny's. So, if you are allergic to soy and/or dairy, do NOT eat the Skinny's corn chips.
Nspired also responded saying that my letter was going to the CEO with the highest of priority and that they will push my suggestion about labeling their products with allergy and cross contamination information. So, I have that good to say about them.
As for the Cool Fruits, I just received an e-mail from them (as I stated that their company was known to have discrepencies) double confirming that the Cool Fruits 100% fruit snacks are "safe" from gluten, soy, dairy, and peanuts/nuts as well as their licorice. My toddler does love their fruit snacks so I give him those and so far, he has not had any reaction. I look forward to trying their licorice.
Sorry for the lengthy reply but at least now you know about Skinny's. Warmly, Julie B.

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